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Ian Burford joins Argenta as active underwriter & underwriting director

March 19, 2021

Argenta Syndicate Management Limited (ASML) has announced the appointment of Ian Burford as active underwriter of Syndicate 2121 and SPA 6134. Burford will also join the Board of ASML as its underwriting director.

In his new role, he will report to Andrew Annandale, managing director of ASML and CEO of Argenta Holdings Limited.

Both appointments are subject to Lloyd’s and other regulatory approvals and are expected to take effect once Burford has completed his current contractual obligations.

Burford brings more than three decades of underwriting and portfolio management experience across a range of business classes and will join the company from Fidelis Underwriting Limited, where he is currently UK CEO. Prior to Fidelis, he served at Novae for almost 20 years, becoming active underwriter of its flagship Lloyd’s Syndicate 2007 in 2011.

Annandale said: “I am delighted that we have recruited someone with such extensive underwriting experience and I look forward to working closely with Ian as we continue to develop Syndicate 2121, both in terms of its scale and business lines.”